Friday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


DETROIT (AP) -- Answering a call of nature will have some guys hearing things. Talking urinal cakes are being given to bars in the Detroit area and some Michigan counties. When a bar patron takes a restroom break, he'll hear a message to call a cab or friend for a ride home if needed. It's part of a Fourth of July drunken driving enforcement and education effort. The talking urinal campaign will kickoff Monday at a Detroit pub called The Old Shillelagh.


POWELL, Wyo. (AP) -- College student Stephanie Winters isn't spending her summer internship behind a computer or working in a office. She's herding cattle and building fences. Winters is working on the Heart Mountain Ranch in Wyoming. It's operated as part of the Rangeland Institute of the Nature Conservancy. She's studying resource management at Humboldt State College in California. She says her ranch job will give her valuable real-world experience. There are also some real dangers. Her boss tells the Powell Tribune Stephanie ran off screaming after she almost stepped on a rattlesnake.


STAFFORD, Va. (AP) -- It was a rocky road -- but not of the ice cream variety. Deputies in Stafford County, Virginia, report a prankster put 20 large rocks across the northbound lanes of U.S. 1. One person driving through the area got a flat tire. But authorities tell a local paper (Free Lance-Star) it doesn't look like there was any other damage. Sheriff's spokesman Bill Kennedy says it's lucky no one got hurt. Police believe the rocks are from a nearby ditch.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- At age 102, Joaquin Arciago Guzman has something new to celebrate. He's a new U.S. citizen. A niece helped Guzman out of his wheelchair, so he could stand during the Pledge of Allegiance and sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Guzman became a citizen at a ceremony in Los Angeles earlier this week. The Los Angeles Daily News reports the Filipino man came to California as a teenager to pick lettuce.


NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a good catch -- related to a fake Babe Ruth baseball glove. Prosecutors say Irving Scheib has pleaded guilty to fraud in a New York federal court. Authorities say he tried to sell an old glove for 200-grand that he claimed had belonged to the Bambino. Prosecutors say a buyer backed out after Scheib refused to notarize a letter. Scheib was caught by an investigator posing as a buyer.


RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming tattoo artist Justin Moran is back from the dead. In 2010, Moran overdosed on drugs and says he was brain dead for three days. He says he came out of it just hours before they were supposed to pull the plug. He tells a local paper (Rawlins Daily Times) the experience has brought him closer to God. He says now he tries to put a bit of his faith in every tattoo he does, like in clouds or crosses. Moran will be featured on the show "Best Ink" on the Oxygen Channel in the fall.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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